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The 7 Most Ridiculous Athlete Diets (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 03:35 PM ET

Many athletes devote themselves to strict diets, but some are more peculiar than others. From candy to Mountain Dew to McDonald's, we've compiled the strangest of the strange.

Michael Phelps: 12,000 Calorie Extravaganza
 
During the 2008 Olympics, it was reported that Phelps consumed 4,000 calories at each meal. The gold medalist's daily regimen included multiple fried-egg sandwiches, a five-egg omelet, French toast, pancakes, pasta and pizza.
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